Monday, March 19, 2018

Australasian Ornithological Conference (AOC) - Student Travel Grant

The Australasian Ornithological Conference (AOC) is a biennial conference hosted jointly between Birds Australia and Birds New Zealand. The 2017 AOC was held in Geelong from 8 to 11 November. Read more here. 

Birds New Zealand offers travel grants to assist postgraduate research students from New Zealand to present their findings at the AOC.

Two travel grants of $1,000 each are offered every two years. 


  • A travel grant of $1,000 is awarded ONCE to any one person.
  • To be eligible, applicants must be current Birds NZ members at time of submitting an application.
  • Successful applicants are expected to write a short report on their conference experience for publication in Birds New Zealand and/or submit an article to Notornis.

Applications for travel grants are currently closed. Applications will re-open in May 2019. 

Read articles from previous AOCs:

2015 Adelaide (by Josie Galbraith)

2017 Geelong (by Natalie Forsdick)        2017 Geelong (by Hendrik Schultz)